S:0218 Principle: Gratitude

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   How often are you consciously grateful? Most people are well aware that gratefulness, gratitude, and thankfulness are all powerful states of being. The phrase “develop an attitude of gratitude” was even popular for a while. But it turns…Continue Reading →

S:0217 Quote: Spending Money To Get Approval

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The point is that we are constantly trying to win people’s approval because we are not taught to grant ourselves our own approval. In doing so, we usually spend a lot of cash frantically buying things and giving money away, hoping that somehow these actions will…Continue Reading →

S:0216 Distinction: Giving vs. Pleasing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   What do you think about when you give a gift to someone? Are you trying to please them? That would be pretty normal – you don’t usually try to irritate someone with a gift! But what…Continue Reading →

S:0215 Distinction: Relevant vs. Valid

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Your world is full of valid information. That is to say, it’s accurate, correct, and beyond dispute. Whatever you are planning to do, of course be sure to get valid information. Many of your problems in…Continue Reading →

S:0214 Quote: Leadership

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “People only change when confronted with strong leadership, crisis, or both. Therefore, unless you are willing to be at the whim of crisis, strong leadership is the only reliable change force you have.” Thomas C. Gibson (business owner)   Copyright 1999 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0213 Top 10 List: Top 10 Attributes of an Emotional Con Artist

1) They developed conning as an early survival technique. 2) They use conning as a way to get their needs met. 3) They may be unaware of their needs. 4) They are unaware of the costs of their needs. 5) They are exceptional “readers” of others needs. 6) They know how to push other people’s…Continue Reading →

S:0212 Quote: Quick Response

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You must seize the opportunity of a lifetime during the lifetime of the opportunity.” Author unknown   Coaching Point: Do you have the reserves of time and money to act quickly when an opportunity presents itself?   (Thanks to Coach Carolyn Trimmer as the source of…Continue Reading →

S:0211 Distinction: Drawn vs. Driven

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is an easy distinction to understand, but more difficult to see how it affects your life. To be pulled toward something is clearly different than being pushed away from something. That’s easy. The difficulty is…Continue Reading →

S:0210 Quote: Cooperation

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to insure the accumulation of a great fortune without the cooperation of other people.” Napoleon Hill (from Think And Grow Rich)   Coaching Point: Who have you asked to help you? A friend? Coach? Advisor?  …Continue Reading →

S:0209 Distinction: Prioritize vs. Schedule

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Most people know how to develop a schedule. There are plenty of seminars, books and products that you can use to schedule your time. To prioritize is to identify what’s important to you. You do this…Continue Reading →

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